'New Certificates of Eligibility' and Regulation of Training for the English Bar.
University of Oxford - Saint Cross College; Middle Temple; Minerva Chambers
This paper outlines a new proposal for correcting imbalances in training for the English Bar, by controlling access to the preliminary BVC (Bar Vocational Course) stage. The proposal, it is argued, should have additional strong beneficial effects on the composition and competitiveness of the practicing Bar and its ability to thrive in the evolving market for legal services.
Keywords: barrister, pupillage, deferral of call, Inns of Court, legal education, professional, vocational training, BVC, bar vocational course, regulation, certificate, eligibility, signalling, coordination, quota
JEL Classification: D18, D43, D45, J44, K21
Date posted: April 17, 2007 ; Last revised: January 26, 2011